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Durham councillors' ward surgery
ELVET county councillors David Freeman and Richard Ormerod will hold a residents’ surgery at 55a Old Elvet, Durham, on Thursday, September 5, from 6pm to 7pm.
FIRST PLACE: New Brancepeth Revellers won joint first place in Division Two of the United Kingdom Federation of Jazz Bands world championships in Temple Park, South Shields, at the weekend.
EASY WALK: Durham Ramblers will do an easy four-mile walk through the old Croxdale estate to Hett Mill on Monday, September 2. The walk starts at 6pm from Sunderland Bridge old bridge, off the A167. For further details, call Rachel Orange on 07890-761963.
FLOWER CLUB: Durham Flower Club’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5, at Sherburn Village community hall at 2pm. Kath Doggett will give a flower arranging demonstration titled Having Fun with Flowers. Visitors are welcome. Entry costs £4. For more information, call 0191-3842090.
PUBLIC LECTURE: Lauren Owen will give a lecture titled Hideous Ramparts – from Varney the Vampire to Hannibal the Cannibal at Alington House community centre, 4 North Bailey, Durham, on Wednesday (August 28) at 7.30pm. Entry is free and open to all.
WARMING UP: Durham Harmonics Vocal Group will start its ninth season on Tuesday, September 10. The choir rehearses in Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, Durham, on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm. The group sings pop, jazz, musical theatre and more, all in four-part harmony. New singers are always welcome. There are no auditions. For more information, call musical director Yzen Eng on 0191-3778660.
FIVE HOMES: Durham County Council is being asked to grant planning permission for five new homes at Bracken Cottage, Bank Foot, Shincliffe, near Durham. An existing home would be demolished under the scheme. For further details, visit durham.gov.uk
WARD SURGERY: Peterlee East county councillors Audrey Laing and Harry Bennett will hold a ward surgery at Peterlee Methodist Church hall on Tuesday, September 3, from 6pm to 7pm.
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